Friday, February 25, 2011


Yesterday I bought a book on making cloth birds - OGM.  It is fantastic.  I have already scanned off some patterns and I can't wait to make them.  They seem so simple, even if small.  I think I will start with the Quail - no legs to contend with.

The lady where I got the book told me to send some pics of what I make from it so they can put them on their store's blog.  May do this too.

note:  4 weeks later and I have 'lost' the book.   grrrrrr

Clean out

Went through my clothes this morning and have bagged up for charity quite a bit.  A number of skirts and dresses are going, as well as some tops.  I even found lurking in the wardrobe a few craft projects that haven't seen the light of day for ages - they are going too.  As is the bag of 'winter' clothes that I had stored in one of those shrinky/vacuum space saver bags - not too sure what's in it, but they can go.

I would love to tackle hubby's clothes too - he has a ski jacket he doesn't fit into anymore as well as some thick heavy wool work jackets.  Somehow I think he would be most upset if did though.  Men!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Kitchen Update

Some pics of the kitchen as it now stands.

 And the tradey levelling out the floor before the tiler starts to lay the tiles.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Do I really need all this?

Each year when we go away for 3 weeks over Xmas I think to myself "Do I really need all these clothes/dishes/etc?"  Today I was thinking how much clothing is enough to have.  I am ashamed to admit that I probably could go 2, maybe even 3, weeks without washing my clothes and still would have something to wear. 
Is that too much?  My wardrobe is full - no more hangers available so I am now folding things onto shelves.  I have 2 x 3 foot rails for short hanging things and 1 x 3 foot rail for longer hanging things.

Here's a list of what I 'think' I need.....

3 pairs shorts, 3 pairs long pants/leggings (should that be 2 pair jeans + 2 pair leggings) (what about on those really cold days when I wear trackys?),
5 short sleeve or sleeveless tops (incl singlet tops?), 5 long sleeve tops
4 singlet tops - for really hot days as well as under my long sleeve tops on really cold days
4 dresses
1 light colored cardi/jacket, 1 dark one, 2 jumpers, 1 coat (not that I really wear a coat - never cold enough)
7 undies/knickers, 3 bras, 7 pair socks

Then comes the question, if I go with this list, of what do I get rid of?  Do I start with the things that are a bit older yet still in good condition?  Do I remove the items that are more fashionable and therefore soon to be out of fashion?

What do you think?

Could you reduce the amount in your wardrobe?

Kitchen Update


I now have a stone bench and some tiles on the floor.  We also have the tiles for the splashback - but they won't be put on the wall for a while yet.  Once hubby orgaises a gas plumber to fit off the stove top I will have a functional kitchen again.  Once tiles are in all I have to wait for is the cupboard doors.  They got a bit WET waiting to be remade by the manufacturer.